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Havana South Cuban Restaurant & Bar

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4060 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30518 (Formerly Havanna South)
+1 678-546-2252
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good little Cuban Restaurant in Buford on Hwy 20. I had the Big James Burger and my wife had the Ox Tail. I'm a burger Fanatic, and since the waiter recommended it, I had to try it. The Burger was Amazing!! Juices coming out, hit you with flavor, double patty goodness!! The Ox tail was tender and service was great.... More 

1 Thank Salg76
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday night about 7pm. The place was empty and we were skeptical but, gave it a go anyway. Basically, glad we did! Mojitos were good even though they only had a chocolate flavored rum. I ordered red snapper, disappointed it was filet and not whole but, flavor was excellent. Portions were great. Only had flan for desert so we... More 

1 Thank Goldie1831
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite is the bistec de pollo with white rice and black beans. The chicken has great flavor and they give so much food I always take home left overs. The order also comes with a side of maduros. Their tres leche cake is delicious, I always get one to finish off my meal. This place has the best authentic... More 

1 Thank angie l
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Place an order for appetizer and they didn't have it, hint of what was to come next, I was smart dough and walked out of the restaurant right then in there

Thank Eduardo E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We placed a big order today ($140+), our order was missing several things and the food was just terrible.. I ordered a pan con bistec, what I got was inedible, unseasoned shoe leather with a wilted piece of lettuce and 1 tiny tomato - I made it to 2 bites before I tossed it. The reason why I'm posting a... More 

1 Thank Cori1979
Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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221 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I spent the first part of this month in Cuba, and I was having withdrawal symptoms for the food. This was just what I needed for lunch. Excellent Cuban sandwiches, yellow rice, and black beans, plus good sides and appetizers. The mojitos were good, as was the pineapple shake. Nice décor, nice service staff, and it was pretty busy for... More 

1 Thank DBM58
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic food with awesome service!! You have to try this place! All three of us ate the Cuban sandwiches with black beans and yellow rice. It was as authentic as one could get. My husband just returned from a business trip to Cuba and just had to have more Cuban food and this is why we came to this... More 

Thank Jeanette M
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

From Ropa Vieja to maduros to ox tail stew or a cod fish stew. The fried yucca melts in your mouth.All very good and generous portions to boot.

Thank Franco C
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent mojitos and Cuban food. Apparently under new management. The service was fabulous. Lots of families and many folks seemed to know one another. I'm so glad we went.

Thank Athens_Traveling_Fam
Forest, Virginia
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181 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Havana South on a Monday evening. Not very busy but a steady stream of customers. Crystal greeted me and seated me. Crystal waited on me as well as everyone else. She was awesome and came by frequently. I was a little concerned when I saw 2 out of 3 beer taps covered by plastic cups. I'm assuming they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4060 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30518 (Formerly Havanna South)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Buford
  • Phone Number: +1 678-546-2252
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Havana South. We are perfectly situated to the traveler or the local lover of Cuban food. We are just off of I-985 and Buford Drive (I-20) at the corner of Satellite Blvd within walking distance of a Holiday Inn Express and within a couple of miles from other great hotels. We offer Authentic Cuban food that you can not find anywhere else in Georgia. Our chef, Juan is from Matanzas, Cuba and fires up some delicious dishes. If your nice he will make you something really special from the old country. Our staff is friendly and highly trained and ready to talk if you are. If your only in the mood to drink and hang out with some nice people look no further. We offer a full bar and our handmade mojitos are award winning. (NO MIXES HERE!). Best thing, no DUI's. You can walk back to your hotel if you say at the Holiday Inn Express near us. Don't forget about the best Cafe Cubano around and all homemade desserts. We'll send you home with your whistle wet, bellies full and ready to come back tomorrow. See you then.

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